Crops' nitrogen recovery rates, 1996-2010

Percent of nitrogen applied

Line graph with 3 lines and 16 points per line.

Line 1, Corn.
Point 1, is No data.
Point 2, 1996 is 73.
Point 3, 1997 is No data.
Point 4, 1998 is 75.
Point 5, 1999 is 74.
Point 6, 2000 is 75.
Point 7, 2001 is 77.
Point 8, 2002 is No data.
Point 9, 2003 is No data.
Point 10, 2004 is No data.
Point 11, 2005 is 78.
Point 12, 2006 is No data.
Point 13, 2007 is No data.
Point 14, 2008 is No data.
Point 15, 2009 is No data.
Point 16, 2010 is 81.
Line 2, Winter wheat.
Point 1, is No data.
Point 2, 1996 is No data.
Point 3, 1997 is No data.
Point 4, 1998 is 85.
Point 5, 1999 is No data.
Point 6, 2000 is 81.
Point 7, 2001 is No data.
Point 8, 2002 is No data.
Point 9, 2003 is No data.
Point 10, 2004 is 79.
Point 11, 2005 is No data.
Point 12, 2006 is No data.
Point 13, 2007 is No data.
Point 14, 2008 is No data.
Point 15, 2009 is 87.
Point 16, 2010 is No data.
Line 3, Cotton.
Point 1, is No data.
Point 2, 1996 is No data.
Point 3, 1997 is 53.
Point 4, 1998 is 47.
Point 5, 1999 is 46.
Point 6, 2000 is 48.
Point 7, 2001 is No data.
Point 8, 2002 is No data.
Point 9, 2003 is 60.
Point 10, 2004 is No data.
Point 11, 2005 is No data.
Point 12, 2006 is No data.
Point 13, 2007 is 61.
Point 14, 2008 is No data.
Point 15, 2009 is No data.
Point 16, 2010 is No data.

Note: Recovery efficiency is the average of recovery efficiencies from each observation. A 100-percent recovery is achieved when the amount of nitrogen removed from a field is equal to the amount of nitrogen applied to the field. Source: USDA, Economic Research Service's calculation using individual observations from Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS).